May Business Spotlight: Stephane Boss

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May Business Spotlight: Stephane Boss
By: Redmond Business Showcase ~ 5/5/2017

This month’s Spotlight Award is Stephane Boss, of BYDFAULT Promotional Products and Apparel.

Spotlight_StephaneWithWifeNathalie.pngStephane is a motivated, eclectic personality. He began BYDFAULT in 2012 after visiting Guatemala on a mission trip. In 2010 Stephane went to Guatemala with two of my sons to volunteer at a rural school. It was his first volunteering experience; and the trip was transforming. Obsessed with how he could give back to the community at a larger scale he created BYDFAULT. Stephane wanted to create a company that would give back by default and from day one.

When Stephane isn’t running his business … you can find him running! In 2015 Stephane took up running, and you can find him running the trails and mountains in Issaquah, Snoqualmie, as well as running ultra-marathon races! In fact, on his bucket list is to visit Patagonia – to see glaciers falling into the ocean, and experience the incredible landscapes. It may just be in his future, as he has discovered a multi-day foot race he’d like to run there.

Stephane created BYDFAULT to give back to the community. That’s why 5% from every sale is donated to a charity of the client’s choice. With his father and grandfather in the design and printing industry he spent a lot of time learning the craft of printing and graphic design with them. With more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, Stephane understands branding and marketing well.

Spotlight_StephaneBoss_running.pngBYDFAULT works with nonprofit and for-profit organizations and help them promote their mission and grow their business. Their promise is to deliver on time and on budget, quality branded products and to donate back 5% to charities.

“You don’t know what you are capable of until you try.”

That applies in all aspects of life: personal and business. Stephane believes we need to embrace every challenge we face and look at them as an opportunity. Going outside our comfort zone will make us happier and contribute to live a life with no regrets.